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and speak tonight on both sides of the aisle. and i also note that the gentlelady from new york and the gentleman from connecticut also wish to speak. mr. president, senators -- their states who have been very hard hit should have the opportunity to speak. i'm going to take my rebuttal of the coburn amendments and just abbreviate them. with the exception of being willing to accept the amendment where you can't get emergency assistance if you are a tax cheater or if you've passed away, with the exception of a funeral benefit i really object to the coburn amendment. my objections have been so well articulated by the gentleman from new york, mr. schumer; by the gentleman from new jersey, mr. menendez, i'm not going to preet them. i'm going to ask unanimous consent that my written rebuttals be in the record. the presiding officer: without objection. ms. mikulski: and in the interest of time, i think we're all agreed the very intent to save money by adding delay and bureaucracy will cost money and will cost time in terms of getting people back on their feet in both their home and in
compromise is an urgency required by the times in which they were forced. recently, "the new york times" columnist david work summarize this concept well when he wrote that there are policies that are not permanently raised in situations matter most. tax cuts might be right in one decade, but rock and the next. .. we are surrounded by history per pettily here in the senate as well as throughout the capitol. how can we not be inspired by it to rise to this occasion? indeed if you know history, you understand the very story of america's most formative days, was defined by an understanding that effective governance requires the building of consensus, and that such consensus is achievability even was a h after the exercise of passionate advocate sei which brings us back to the creation of a document we cherish and revere. that is the united states constitution. 225 years ago, 55 leaders from divergent geographic concerted on the city of philadelphia and justice for all. they were strong willed and unabashedly opinionated. they disagreed and argued about great many matters both petty and con
% of the people and say to the president that's it, no more, come back on the debt ceiling. the "new york times" wrote about that as a fallback position. could you support that? >> well, first of all, i don't want to feed into the doomsday stuff. i'm confident there are enough people, the majority of people in the town that understand what we are playing with here, playing chicken with is the most important country in the world, and, you know, with are on the verge of doing significant, and, perhaps, lasting damage to the enormous and extraordinary country we inherited. nobody wants that to be a part of the public service legacy. that being said, before we talk about fiscal cliffs, remember, we are here because of the last fiscal cliff. since we had another fiscal cliff type scenario with the debt limit that credited the scenario that led to this, and this idea i voted against that, put bad things to happen at one time because that will force washington to do something. well, surprise, it didn't work. here we are, again, facing this. we have two issues to face. number one is in the immediate te
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